If you have completed at least 24 semester credits of transferable coursework* from another accredited college or university and you have earned a minimum 2.25 transfer GPA, you will be approved for admission (Note: Applicants who've earned an associate's degree may be admitted with at least a 2.00 transfer GPA).
Some academic programs may require a transfer GPA higher than the minimums listed above. In addition, higher academic standards may be required of students who are not residents of Iowa, including international students.
Applicants who have not maintained the minimum transfer GPA required by Iowa State for specific programs or who are under academic suspension from the last college attended will generally be denied admission.
Transfer applicants under disciplinary suspension will not be considered for admission until information concerning the reason for the suspension has been received from the college assigning the suspension.
If you have not completed at least 24 transferable semester credits (or 36 quarter credits)* prior to enrolling at Iowa State, you must:
- Submit an official copy of your high school transcript and your ACT or SAT scores
- Meet all first-year student admission requirements
- Meet the minimum transfer GPA requirement listed above
*Note: Career technical, development/remedial, and military credits do not count toward the 24 transferable semester credits requirement.